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    Documented physical descriptions of Amelia Earhart are rare. The only source known at present is Transport Pilot’s License No. 5716 granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce on May 1, 1930 to “Amelia M. Earhart.” The certificate describes the recipient’s age as 31, “weight 118 lbs., height 5 feet 8 inches, hair blond, eyes grey [sic].” It is not known whether this information was provided by an independent source (such as a physician) or by the applicant. If the latter, its precision is somewhat suspect. Generally both men and women tend to understate their weight and overstate their height.

    Photographs of Amelia Earhart are, of course, abundant. They show a woman of lanky build with proportionate features.

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    by Dragon5616 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 04:03:06 PM PDT

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